The University of North Carolina at Wilmington stimulates intellectual curiosity, imagination, rational thinking, and thoughtful expression in a broad range of disciplines and professional fields.
Of major weight is the university's commitment to undergraduate teaching. The core of the undergraduate curriculum includes the humanities, the arts, the natural and mathematical sciences, and the behavioral and social sciences. Strong graduate programs complement the undergraduate curriculum.
UNCW supports public access to its educational programs and is committed to diversity, international perspectives, community and regional service, and the integration of technology throughout the university. It tries to create a safe and secure environment in which students, faculty, and staff can expand interests, improve skills, and develop talents to the fullest extent. UNCW srtives to make optimum use of available resources and to celebrate, study, and protect the rich heritage, the quality of life, and the environment of the coastal region in which it is located.
Our students consistently admire the quality of their interactions with faculty and express satisfaction with their overall educational experience. The faculty culture emphasizes teaching and mentoring, incorporating research as an important component of the undergraduate learning experience and a service to the state.
The university currently offers Online Education through which students can interact with other students enrolled in an online course from a remote location. Some instructors prefer some face to face meetings even if your section is designated online. Online classes are not self-paced; your professor will have a schedule of assignment due dates.
Our students spend as much time in an online class as in a regular face-to-face class. This will vary according to the level of the class and your aptitude for the subject matter, but a good rule of thumb is to plan on about three times the credit hour value of the class: that is, around nine hours a week for a three-hour class.
While online courses give students much flexibility in scheduling, they do not take less time than conventional classes. In fact, more responsibility and effort is shifted to the student in the learning process and more involvement and commitment is required.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington we are committed to serving the UNCW family as well as the global community. Our goal is to empower students to become self-sufficient in the financial aid process. We provide individual service upon request. We strive to attain maximum client satisfaction. The primary mission of the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (OSFA) is to assist prospective and enrolled students and their families in securing the most suitable financial aid as the student pursues a degree or certificate at UNCW. Through our outreach efforts, we support the university's mission, including the commitment to public service and the encouragement of access to college.